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High Uintas Bookshelf

A High Uintas Bookshelf

In this column we’ll list 2-4 interesting articles, books or the like that have caught our attention. They aren’t necessarily recent or recently read-- sort of a random compilation. Within a year, hopefully, we’ll have an established and detailed reading list. It won’t be complete without your additions. Please send suggestions and a descriptive sentence or two.

The Wilderness Movement and National Forests: 1964-1980. Dennis Roth. Forest Service History Series, FS 391. l984 December.
Much of the information in the article, "The Wilderness Story," in this edition of the LYNX is deeply enhanced in this wonderful and honest historical rendition of some of the most dynamic and defining years of the history of the wilderness designation.

Lessons from the Wolf. Jim Robbins. Scientific American. 2004 June.
A concise and clear picture of what wolves have meant to Yellowstone as they have come home. The ecological history is still short but the wildness of Yellowstone has been measurably deepened!

The Last Mile: How to Sustain Long-Distance Migration in Mammals. Joel Berger. Conservation Biology. 2004 April.
One of the great mysteries in wildlife ecology remains long distance migrations. Unfortunately, many of those migrations have been severely truncated or even terminated and with them goes the mystery, beauty and even the viability of those species. The reason for the end of these migrations? Human development and loss of habitat.


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